The aptly named Central Bark Café is a haven for customers who wish to relax, indulge and meet likeminded pet owners. Locally owned and operated by Cantabrian Linda Ashworth, her goal is to create a destination café like no other in Christchurch.
Here you’ll not only find a tempting cabinet bursting with fluffy cheese scones and mouth-watering cheesecakes, but a menu awash with vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian options.
The café’s skilled baristas offer a wide selection of coffee (Halo Coffee), teas, smoothies, cold drinks, New Zealand wine and craft beer.
And that’s just for humans – the real point of difference here is the doggy menu; pupcakes, freshly made dog biscuits, puppaccinos and made-to-order doggy birthday cakes! Paw-fect!
Linda says Central Bark takes the role in helping to save the planet seriously, so you can dine at the café with a clear conscience.
“We designed our café furniture couches from old 44-gallon drums which we had environmentally cleaned of their oil and then we recycled the drums into amazing comfy couches, we have minimised our plastic usage wherever possible using such items as eco-friendly coffee cups and vegan straws made from rice,” she says.
Being part of Pet Central, this 11 Langdons Road locale also offers retail, grooming, daycare, training classes and even a luxury cat boarding hotel. Venture over for a dose of culinary cuteness!